Leicester, GB

Function:  Engineering
Job Category:  Research & Development

Embedded Software Engineer

At Wärtsilä ANCS (Automation, Navigation & Control Systems), we radically transform how marine vessels perform their voyage by leveraging the latest digital technologies, to deliver a step-change in safety, efficiency, reliability, and emissions reduction. 
Smarter ships will allow operators to control the movements of their vessels more effectively, reduce fuel consumption and lower emissions. With the broadest Smart Marine portfolio in the market, we are well positioned to lead the maritime industry towards becoming digitally connected across the entire value chain. 


We are now looking for a 


Embedded Software Engineer


to join our team working for a better future. The position is permanent and the preferred location for the position is in Leicester, UK.


What you will be doing 

We are looking for a person with extensive experience on developing real time embedded software applications developed in C++ and running under Linux/FreeRTOS on Xilinx Zynq, Texas Instruments AM335, STM32 and NVIDIA Jetson processors. These applications will be used in our sensor technology, which currently includes an edge camera AI processing platform, millimetric radar system, plus Lidar and Radar based local positioning sensors. 
You will work in a multi-disciplinary team in a supportive environment and will use your experience to guide the development of software applications for the platforms listed above.  
We’ve got well established products performing vital roles on thousands of ships across the world. We are about to embark on an exciting development programme, which will equip intelligent ships of tomorrow with the next generation of Radar and Lidar sensors.


As Embedded Software Engineer, your work will focus on these responsibilities: 


  • Develop and maintain multi-threaded, real time, embedded C++ applications for microcontrollers and microprocessors. 
  • Be able to mentor and guide other team members on best practices for developing software under Linux & FreeRTOS. 
  • Work on custom drivers to interact with hardware components on our bespoke hardware platforms. Interfaces currently include Uart, I2C, SPI, Network, Memory Mapped FPGA. 
  • Develop new and maintain existing software applications as part of the engineering team. 
  • Contribute to existing software architecture and signal processing algorithms in our products (C++ and C#). 
  • Management of S/W development projects as the need/opportunity arises. 
  • Establish, maintain, and extend in-depth technical expertise in the latest advances. 
  • Investigate system/algorithm performance using Python or Octave/Matlab as appropriate.


To be successful in this role, we expect you to have the below skills: 


  • Essential: 
    • Extensive track record in developing real time, embedded software applications using Linux and/or FreeRTOS. 
    • Proficient in all aspects of C++. 
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, teamwork, and can-do attitude. 
    • Understanding of object orientated design patterns. 
  • Desirable: 
    • Knowledge of C#. 
    • Knowledge of Agile development practices, source control and continuous integration considered a strong advantage. 
    • Experience of working with sensors (radar, vision, lidar etc) desirable 
    • Knowledge of signal processing techniques and their application would be beneficial. 
  • Attributes: 
    • Must be highly self-motivated, articulate, with excellent communication skills. 
    • Be able to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team as well as can also work independently. 
    • Excellent problem-solving skills. 
    • Stay up to date with emerging technologies, trends, and best practices in S/W development and product development applying them to drive innovation.


Why you and us? 


We at Wärtsilä believe in empowerment, ownership and taking responsibility of our work. We support each other’s growth and co-creation is the true basis of our innovation. We have courage to see opportunities and take initiative. 


We are authentic and honest, and we strongly believe in that by being your own true self you can accomplish so much more. We don’t always get it right the first time, and if mistakes are made, we make sure to learn and grow from them. We want everyone to voice their opinions freely. That is why we have built an environment that empowers you and everyone around you, and where you can feel safe and cared for. Are you eager to be part of this ambition? 


We have an amazing team and we are excited about our work and the impact it has on building sustainable societies. We are looking to find a colleague with this shared passion for smart technologies and a sustainable future. 


Contact & next steps 


We hope to hear from you soon, by submitting your application through our careers portal. We aim to keep you updated on the process throughout. 



Welcome to join us in shaping the decarbonisation of marine and energy!


Last application date: 29/04/2024 


At Wärtsilä we value, respect and embrace all our differences, and are committed to diversity, inclusion and equal employment opportunities; everyone can be their true self and succeed based on their job-relevant merits and abilities. 


This is Wärtsilä 

Wärtsilä is a global leader in innovative technologies and lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. Our team of 17,000 professionals, in more than 200 locations in 68 countries, shape the decarbonisation transformation of our industries across the globe. Read more on www.wartsila.com